Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween Digital Page


Witches
and
Goblins
and
Spooks

OH MY


Have a safe and happy Halloween!

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:

My Digital Studio/MDS 2+
Stamp Brushes: Vintage Overlays, Spooky Bingo Bits, Ink Splatters, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Concord Crush
Ink/Color Fill: River Rock, Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Digital Punches: Med. Oval Punch, Circle Punch, Square Punch


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Monday, October 29, 2012

Free Digital Downloads From Stampin' Up!

Free Downloads for Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Yippee! In honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day, Stampin' Up! is starting the party early with three FREE Digital Downloads. To get your free downloads now GO HERE. While you're there, don't forget that every single one of Stampin' Up!'s Digital Kits are on sale now at 50% Off

Free downloads and 50% Off Sale ends November 5th - don't miss out.

I totally just snagged my free downloads and picked up two new digital kits: The Chevron Punch Kit and the Spring Fever Kit. Woot!

In addition, be sure to tell all your friends to come on over to Stampingville to get their free downloads too. The more the merrier! In fact, if enough people take advantage of this special offer, Stampin' Up! will give all of us a fourth download - free, of course.  I want that extra digital download ... how about you?

Want to see the free downloads? Here's a peek:

Stampin' Up! A Split Second Designer Template


A Split Second Designer Template
Digital exclusive 2-page designer template (12 x 12)
Free! - Download it now here



Stampin' Up! Days In December Digital Kit


Days In December Kit
Use this digital kit for your December dailies or create an advent calendar
Free! Download it now here
 



Stampin' Up! Enjoying Everything Digital Kit



Enjoying Everything Kit
Pretty paper, stamps and embellishments for your cards, layouts, and photobooks.
Free! Download it now here
 
 
Stampin' Up! MDS 2 Free Trial
 
Speaking of free ... have you tried MDS 2 yet? Get your free 30-day trial of the full My Digital Studio software program right here.
 
Using another digital program? No Problem. To use these free downloads in applications other than MDS 2, click on the “For other applications” link found in your download manager between October 29-November 5, 2012. After clicking on the link, choose the location you want the file saved and choose “save”. After the download is complete, locate the .zip file where you saved it on your computer. Double-click the file and your computer will unzip the contents. All of the free downloads are available to start creating projects!
 
 
Gee, Mondays aren't so bad after all, eh? Especially when it's my birthday and I get to give away free digital downloads and digital kits at 50% off, plus all rubber stamps are marked down 15% just for the occasion.  ;)  Woo Hoo!

 
xoxo

 
 
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spooktacular Stampin' Up! Savings

 
 
ONE DAY ONLY!
 
Monday
October 29, 2012
 
ALL STAMPS 15% OFF

Stampin' Up! is having a stamp spooktacular and you'll be able to get 15% off nearly every Stampin' Up! rubber stamp.

This means all stamps in the current Catalog and Holiday Catalog including:
  • Background Stamps
  • Personalized Name Stamps
  • New Single Image Stamps
           (Expanded Selection - SEE THEM HERE)
  • Cookie Press Stamps

*NOT included in this sale:
  • Hostess Sets
  • Bundled Stamp Sets
  • Digital Stamp Brush Sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. Get the sets you need for holiday projects or pull out your wish list and get your favorite stamps during this spooktacular event. This one-day sale starts at 12:00 AM (MT) and ends at 11:50 PM (MT) on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.



Have a spooktacular day!

xoxo


 
 
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Easy Events Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Easy Events Stamp Set Christmas Card

Looking for a quick and easy Christmas card idea? This clean and simple design is a snap to create, uses just a few supplies and looks crisp and stylish.

Using the Stampin' Up! Easy Events stamp set, the Christmas image is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Lucky Limeade ink. A tiny strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock is flagged and added just below the greeting.

Christmas card stamped image detail


The leaves are lightly colored with Lucky Limeade ink using an Aqua Painter. The berries are highlighted using drops of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for sparkle and shine. A tiny fold of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon peeks out from behind the panel.

The focal image is popped onto a layer of Very Vanilla, with a single flagged strip of patterned paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. This layer is popped onto a Very Vanilla card base.

You'll be able to create a handful of these cards in very little time. Leaving more time for ... what else ... more crafting! Hee.


Spooktacular Savings Are Coming!

Stampin' Up! is having a 24-Hour Stamp Spooktacular and you'll be able to get
15 percent off nearly every Stampin' Up! stamp on Monday, October 29.

This means all stamps in the current Catalog and Holiday Catalog including:
  • Background Stamps
  • Personalized Name Stamps
  • New Single Image Stamps (Expanded Selection - SEE THEM HERE)
  • Cookie Press Stamps

*The following items ARE NOT included in this event:
  • Hostess Sets
  • Bundled Stamp Sets
  • Digital Stamp Brush Sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. Get the sets you need for holiday projects or pull out your wish list and get your favorite stamps during this spooktacular one-day event.

Be sure to place your order between the hours of 12:00 AM (MT) and 11:50 PM (MT) on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The online store will reflect discounted stamp prices on Monday only.

Reminder!
The Christmas Gift Pack Bundle with a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack is only available through October 31, 2012. These value priced bundles will help you make beautiful cards, ornaments, and gifts this holiday season. Need more info? GO HERE.

So much excitement in the coming days - Woo Hoo!

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Easy Events (W-116958, C-123225)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984)
Paper: Very Vanilla card stock (101650), Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904)
Tools: Aqua Painter (103954), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (122977), Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585)

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gobble Gobble

3-D Paper Turkey and Pumpkin

Gee, doesn't everybody need a little 3-D paper turkey to hang out with?

I had a few strips of patterned paper laying around and thought I might as well put them to good use. So I decided to whip up a turkey and a pumpkin.

I drew the turkey head and neck onto Crumb Cake card stock. (Okay, I totally did not draw that. I traced the outline of a turkey from a photo I took.) After cutting it out, I sponged on More Mustard, Soft Suede, and Cherry Cobbler ink.

The "tail feathers" are simply rosettes created from Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper stacked on top of one another.  His eyes are Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with a Black Sharpie and a Designer Button covers the center of the smallest rosette.

For the pumpkin, I wanted to try using the Ornament Punch. (I made a similar pumpkin using a Circle punch - you can see it here.)  I thought the top of the ornament would make a good stem for the pumpkin.


Ornament Punch Shape


After punching the shapes (about 20), I trimmed off the lower point of the ornament. Each one was folded in half and the halves were glued together one on top of the next. Then the end halves are glued together to make the continuous shape.

Assembling the pumpkin shape


The paper I used was the Tangerine Tango print from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper collection. I sponged around each piece with Tangerine Tango ink and then sponged the "stem" with Old Olive.

And now I'm off to stalk the man in brown. He's got a very special delivery from Stampin' Up! on his truck today. I can't reveal what it is just yet, but I'm super excited. Stay tuned.

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Ink:
More Mustard (126964), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Soft Suede (126978), Tangerine Tango (126946)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (126906), Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409)
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Ornament Punch (119847), Sticky Strip (104294), Stamping Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Linen Thread (104199)

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Free Downloads + Digital Sale + New Releases

Stampin' Up! Digital Scrapbooking Day Week-Long Event


Digital Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner and Stampin' Up! plans to start the celebration early! Starting on Monday, October 29th, get free digital downloads plus 50% Off all digital kits.

Yes, you read that right - ALL digital kit products will be on sale thru November 5th. With over 70 digital kits to choose from there is something for every style and every occasion.

During this week-long celebration, you'll also find lots of creative digital project ideas and digital challenges at MyDigitalStudio.net plus helpful tips, tricks, and videos for everyone from beginners to advanced digital designers.

Be sure to check back here for all the fun details of this event. Bookmark this site to your favorites right now or better yet sign up to receive Stampingville blogposts delivered to your inbox via FeedBurner. Simply enter your email address and hit subscribe. (Sign up box is on the right in the side bar, about half way down.)

New Digital Downloads from Stampin' Up! this week:


Stampin' Up! Holiday List of All Lists Digital Download



Digital Download - Released October 23, 2012

Use these handy lists to plan out this holiday season and stay organized. Includes a 70 piece SVG stamp brush set and 17 embellishments.


Stampin' Up! The Best Year Photobook Template - Digital Download

 
Digital Download - Released October 23, 2012

Record your favorite memories in this trendy month-by-month photobook. Includes 28 page designer photobook template, plus loads of SVG stamps, embellishments, papers and punches.


Stampin' Up! Winter Wonders Kit - Digital Download


Digital Download - Released October 23, 2012

Use this digital exclusive kit for gorgeous winter and holiday projects. Includes a 15 piece SVG stamp brush set, 10 designer papers, and 19 embellishments.


Stampin' Up! MDS2 Free Trial Offer - Digital Download


Try out MDS 2 for FREE! Now is the perfect time to get My Digital Studio for free with the 30-day trial offer. Simply click here to get the free download. You'll receive a product key via email allowing you to get started using MDS 2 right away.

Then, be sure to take advantage of the free digital downloads and 50% Off sale starting next week. If you choose not to purchase MDS 2 at the end of the trial period, any new downloads you add during the trial are still yours to keep.

Did You Know ... My Digital Studio is easier to learn and use than some of those complicated (and expensive) software programs used for digital creating, scrapbooking and photobooks. If you are worried that you'll be in over your head, you really should give MDS2 a try. YOU can do it!


Have questions regarding My Digital Studio or digital downloads? Ask your questions in the comments below or contact me via email for personal guidance.

xoxo

 
 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Merry Merry Christmas Card + Tag

Christmas Card and Gift Tag Set

This sweet little holiday wreath is one of the images in the Stampin' Up! Happy You Hostess stamp set, which is a terrific all-occasion set. The images are perfect for creating cute tags and cards. This coordinating Christmas card and gift tag will compliment any gift nicely.


Merry Merry Christmas Card


For the card, I've simply layered Cherry Cobbler card stock on a Naturals Ivory card base, and then topped it with a panel of pretty patterned paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.

Hip Tip: The Festival of Prints Paper Stack is actually a pad of 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" sheets - perfect for card making. The papers are double sided for a total of 24 unique designs with several designs well suited for Christmas. The remaining designs are suitable for any occasion with several patterns that will come in handy for masculine cards.



Wreath image focal point detail


The wreath was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and colored using a Blender Pen. The tiny berries have just a dab of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for sparkle. The wreath was cropped using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and popped up onto two doilies created using the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlet and the Big Shot.


Ribbon, Baker's Twine and a tiny Jewelry Tag


The central panel was tied with Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon before it was placed on the card front. The greeting tag is tied to the larger bow using Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.



How to make the Jewelry Tag shape longer

Hip Tip: Extend the length of the Jewelry Tag Punch to accommodate longer sentiments. Start with a strip of card stock 3/8" wide. Slide one end into the punch through the opening on the under side of the punch into the punching slot and punch the card stock.


Watercolored Wreath Gift Tag


For the gift tag, I die-cut a tag from Very Vanilla card stock using the Two Tags Bigz Die and the Big Shot and simply added a strip of patterned paper left over from making the greeting card. The same wreath image was stamped and colored again, this time cropped using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and layered onto a Lucky Limeade 1-3/8" Circle. These were attached to a die-cut doily and then popped up on the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The tag is simply finished with a small bit of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon tied with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Happy Monday - hope your week is great and includes time for creativity!

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Happy You Hostess Set (W-122800, C-122802)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Lucky Limeade (122926), Very Vanilla (101650), Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlet (126999), Two Tags Bigz Die (115954), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Blender Pen (102845), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (123125), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (120992), Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585)

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Buh-Buh-Buh Blue Christmas

Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge Handmade Christmas Card

If you get the reference in the title of this post, you'll probably spend some time today with a certain holiday tune playing in your head. Your welcome. And for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, you'll need to borrow your Mom's collection of classic Christmas music. ;)

This soft, muted Christmas card was created using one of my favorite non-traditional holiday color combinations: Bashful Blue and Whisper White. It reminds me of fresh fallen snow against a clear blue sky.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge Stamp Set Tree



The focal point was created using the tree image from the Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge stamp set. I embossed it using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to give the entire tree sparkle and then added lots of Rhinestone Basic Jewels for even more sparkle and shine.

Behind the main panel, I embossed Whisper White card stock using one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders and the Big Shot. I love how this little embossing folder has such a wide range of uses.

Simply stamped sentiment


The sentiment was simply stamped in Bashful Blue on a Whisper White strip with the ends flagged and then popped up on the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

So what about you ... any favorite non-traditional holiday color combos you love to use? Let me know in the comments - I love finding new combinations to try.

xoxo

 
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Christmas Lodge (W-123767, C-123769)
Ink: Bashful Blue (126961), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (127023), Heat Tool (129053), Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (101930), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sweet Thinking of You Card

Simple Thinking of You Card

This clean and simple one layer card is quick, easy, and only requires a few supplies.  It's a terrific choice for busy crafters or someone who is just getting started with rubber stamping and card making. As an added bonus, it's totally mail-able. Yay!!

The Just Believe stamp set features several beautiful images that can be stamped in a variety of ways - from simple single color stamping to multi-colored images and various techniques.


Images from Stampin' Up! Just Believe Stamp Set


To create the focal image, I used two stamps from the set.  First, the floral frame image was inked using Stampin' Write Markers and stamped on the card. Next, the stems image was stamped (using Gumball Green ink) with the bottom of the stems just touching the top of the frame.

To adorn the stems, I used the little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with So Saffron and Melon Mambo card stock. Rhinestone Basic Jewels adorn the center.


Focal point detail close-up


The Just Believe set also includes several sentiments, but I chose to add the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set - one of my favorite greeting stamp sets.

For the finishing touch, I added Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. An great alternative choice would be the Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, which coordinates very well with Melon Mambo. I made a second card using it, but didn't take a photo.

Won’t this little bouquet brighten someone’s day? What a simply sweet way to say … "I’m thinking of you”!

xoxo

 

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Just Believe (W-116948, C-120453), Sweet Essentials (W-126455, C-126457)
Ink: Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126861), and So Saffron (Subtles Collection 119700), Melon Mambo (Brights Collection 119702), Gumball Green (2012-2014 In Color Collection 126856) Stampin’ Write Markers
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), Very Vanilla (101650), So Saffron (105118), and Melon Mambo (115320) card stock
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Accessories: Gumball Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)


Just Believe Stamp Set Artwork by Stampin' Up!
Just Believe Stamp Set Artwork © Stampin' Up!




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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thankful for Traditions + New Digital Downloads

Stampin' Up! Very Very Thankful Digital Download
Stampin' Up! Very Very Thankful
Frameable Template - Digital Download
 
 
With the holidays fast approaching, I'm hearing lots of folks talking about family traditions. Old ones they plan to continue and new ones to start with their own families. Recently, I've seen several mentions of a Thanksgiving tradition of sharing a thankful thought while gathered around the table. While this isn't a new tradition by any means, the way it's being done is changing into a more fun and memorable experience. The new Very Very Thankful Digital Download would be perfect for just such a tradition.

Wouldn't it be fun to give one of these printables to everyone at your gathering and have them fill it in. When the time comes, each person could pick one thankful thing from their list to say a few words about.  The individual cards could even be scrapbooked later along with photos from the event.

This download can also be used as a stand-alone frameable decor piece as the name implies.


More Digital Downloads

Check out the rest of the new downloads released by Stampin' Up! today:

Stampin' Up! Homestyle Goodies Designer Template - Digital Download


New Digital Download - Released October 16, 2012
 
Prepping your homemade treats for gift giving will be a snap with these tags, flags, and belly bands. Includes 12-piece SVG stamp brush set, 6 Designer Series Papers, and 13 embellishments.


Stampin' Up! Fine Print Coupons Swatchbook - Digital Download


New Digital Download - Released October 16, 2012
 
Create a sassy little coupon book to give to your significant other - a night out, a massage, movie night, etc. Download includes a 26-page designer swatchbook template, 28-piece SVG stamp brush set, and 35 embellishments.


Stampin' Up! Christmas Trimmings Foldable Template - Digital Download


New Digital Download - Released October 16, 2012

This clever card folds into its own fun-sized envelope - just fold, seal, and gift!  Download includes a 2-page designer template, 3-piece SVG stamp brush set, 2 Designer Series Papers, and 2 embellishments.


Do you have a fun and/or meaningful Thanksgiving tradition in your family? I'd love to hear what you do! Please share in the comments below. We all might love to adopt your idea into a new tradition of our own.

xoxo

 
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